We really enjoyed spending the night in the train caboose. The host was really nice and made us feel welcome. We enjoyed the sunset view and most o...
We really enjoyed spending the night in the train caboose. The host was really nice and made us feel welcom...
Authentic Cabooses in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VirginiaFancy Gap, Virginia (United States)
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· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Jacuzzi/Hot Tub · Barbecue
The site's three cabooses can sleep two guests each. They are fully furnished with a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The kitchen has a fridge, microwave, coffee and tea makers and a toaster oven - everything you need! Inside the units you will also find a two person Jacuzzi, as well as a satellite TV with a 32-inch flat screen, and a hairdryer. The cabooses are built with decks that have been furnished with over-sized rockers and charcoal grills. They have electric outlets and heating, as well as air conditioning and running water, and there is cell service. Towels and bed linens are provided.
These caboose rentals are renovated into cabins for lodging in the Blue Ridge mountains near Fancy Gap Virginia and come with a private bath, a kitchenette, two person Jacuzzi's, 32” flat screen satellite TV, heat and air in each unit. Read More
- Cell service
- Running water
- Queen-size bed
- Outdoor furniture
- Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Shared Barbecue
- Air conditioning
To promote the feeling of serenity, this site is fully decorated as an old railroad station, with typical elements one would find in the industrial days. There are caboose railcars, a depot cabin and authentic mining cars. The cabin looks just like the depot one would find at a train stop, and the cabooses were once fully functioning railcars.
Every unit is appointed with heat, air, two-person jacuzzi, extended satellite TV with 145 channels and 32" flat screens, private bath, fridge, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, charcoal grill and decks with over-sized rockers.
All the necessary living supplies are in the accommodation themselves. However, if guests have any questions or require anything, the owners are on site at the office. This site has bicycle storage, as well as a parking lot for guests to use.
- Front desk service
- Sports equipment storage
Location + Surroundings
Come spend some time in a real, completely refurbished railroad caboose (with all the modern amenities) just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Orchard Gap, approximate mile 193.5.—probably the most unique lodging along the Blue Ridge Parkway! On a clear night, guests can sit outside to see thousands of stars in the higher altitude without a bunch of those bright vapor lights.
During the day, walk around the over 33 acres and hike down the hill to Grassy Creek. There, glampers can relax all by themselves among the pine & laurel thickets. On occasion, guests may see a doe and fawn run across or maybe even some turkeys or a buck. The hosts have added some horseshoe pits for fun and relaxation, too. Read More
- Wine tasting
Blue Ridge Music Center: This center has daily music shows and day-long events on the weekends.
Old Fiddlers’ Convention: There is a yearly convention here that guests can either participate in or attend that offers exciting original music and plenty of food and drinks to go around!
FloydFest: This yearly music festival is very close by. Not only will glampers find all sorts of interesting music like jazz, bluegrass or country, but they will also have the opportunity to participate in the different activities available at the festival site.
Mabry Mill: This watermill is a nice location to visit given its scenic surroundings. The mill has an exhibit representing what life would have been like in earlier times, and the gristmill, the sawmill, and the blacksmith shop are also open to tours.
Racing: There are NASCAR tracks just a few hours away.
Hunting and fishing: The Crooked Creek Wildlife Management Area, with about 1,796 acres of protected hunting, provides ample hunting possibilities. Given that this area includes 6 miles of Crooked Creek, guests may also find trout!
New River Trail State Park: These old railroad tracks span over 57 miles and glampers can venture out on them by foot, bike or horse. Going along these tracks, guests will encounter the New River, Chestnut Creek, and Claytor Lake, all of which offer amazing views.
Wineries: Chateau Morrisette offers wine tasting and meals, as well as occasional music festivals. Stanburn Winery, just a drive away offers tours, and is a good resting place for a little snack or a quick nap. Shelton Vineyards offers wine and food tastings as well as tours of the property. Foggy Ridge Cider also has tours available.
The Surry Arts Council: This is a cultural group operating different music halls, theaters, museums and playhouses in the region.
Restaurants: There are many different options for food in this area, such as the 1920s Hillsville Diner and the Wohlfhart Haus Theater, which provides delicious meals during shows.
- Check-in: 3:00 a.m.
- Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Pets allowed
- No smoking
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
If guests book for five nights, the sixth night will be free of charge.
This property is family owned and operated since 2001.